Sunday, May 26, 2013


Hello everyone!

Before I announce who won the giveaway I just wanted to say thank you to all of 
you who found my blog and are now following it! I appreciate it very much!! One thing that I hate about giveaways is that not everyone can be a winner and I know how it feels to never win anything! Although, even if you didn't win, you will still have plenty of chances in the future to win! I am planning on having a giveaway every 2/3 months from now on just because I think that they are fun and because you are awesome for following my blog so you deserve it for putting up with me lol =] I will be having my next giveaway in July, and I can make a promise to you all right now that the Wildfox Couture Owl Necklace will be in the giveaway since it seems like everyone loved it!!! When the time comes I will let you know how to enter that giveaway! The winner of this giveaway was picked through; I added up all my followers and everyone who commented and made each separate follower/comment a number and that is how the winner was chosen. I promise I did not pick favorites or friends! Actually it would be pretty hard for me to pick friends because my blog is under a name that my friends don't know me by and the only two people that know I am the writer of this blog are my husband and my mom lol!

Anyways, after much rambling, the winner of this giveaway is....

Congrats on winning!!! 

Please email me at with your address!

Saturday, May 25, 2013


Hello everyone!
I received my May's Beauty Box 5 in the mail today! I will start by saying that this month's box was great, but even though I have only been subbed for two months I don't want a beauty subscription that sends products from the same companies month after month so I did cancel.... for now lol I think that BB5 is $12 per month. Want to get your own Beauty Box 5 subscription box, Click HERE.

Here is what came in my box!

Jean Pierre Tanning Towelettes (x2 towelettes):  I do not tan so this is not a product I will be using, I actually added this to go into the giveaway I am having that closes today! Hurry and enter if you haven't already! You can find it HERE. Retail price for a pack of 10 is $8.99.

La Fresh Deodorant Wipes (x2 wipes): I am actually really happy that I got these since I will be having a long airplane ride next week. I'm flying from Oregon to North Carolina and including layover time I will be traveling for 11+ hours with a 3 year old. These are definitely going to come in handy for that plane ride!! Retail price for a pack of 48 is $19.90.

Coolway Transform Styling Spray (3.30 OZ): This is a great size sample! My mom has already claimed this, which is fine because you are supposed to blow dry your hair after using and I never blow dry my hair since it dries straight on its own. Retail price is $24.95 for 6.7 Oz!

Model Co. Black Eyeliner (Full Size!): I know a lot of people dislike getting eyeliner, especially black eyeliner, in subs but I love it because I am an eyeliner hoarder! Actually to be honest, I'm an everything make up hoarder lol! I don't use pencil liners too often though, I prefer to use MAC's Fluid line but this eyeliner is a very true dark black and goes on smoothly and effortlessly! I like when pencil liners go on nicely and you don't have to practically stab the crap out of your eye to get the color on there lol This is full size and retails for $18!

Ferro Cosmetics Mineral Eyeshadow in Espresso: I really love this color! I like when I get sample eyeshadows that I can and will actually wear and this is definitely one of those colors! It is pretty shimmery but it doesn't go overboard on the glitter. There isn't much in the sample jar but a little goes a long way with loose pigments! Plus it makes me happy just for the fact that even though there was not much in the sample, at least they put it in a jar and not in like a little bag! 

I really did love this month and I do plan on re-subscribing hopefully in July, I just have to cut down on my subs while I'm traveling so that I don't have them stuck in my mail box forever lol!

I give this month's box an A! They really did a great job! Do you get BB5? If you do what color of eyeshadow did you get?!

Friday, May 17, 2013

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Hello everyone!!

Along with my Ipsy bag I got my Birchbox today!!! I love the mailman lol

I'm just going to  jump right into my box...

Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle: I saw this in some boxes last month and was so sad when I didn't get it in mine, so I was super excited to get it this month! My hair is so long and it is constantly getting tangled so I can't wait to try this and see how well it works! Plus it smells sooo good!!

COOLA Classic Sunscreen Face Moisturizer in Cucumber: I love getting face moisturizer, no matter what time of the year it is my face is constantly dry and flaky so I welcome face moisturizers often more than make-up lol!

Amika Oil Treatment for the hair: I love hair oils!!! Although, I don't like that this comes in a foil packet since it is an oil -_-

Fabulous perfume by Isaac Mizrahi: I am like one of the only people I know that don't mind getting perfume samples in subs, I hoard these things lol!! This one isn't too bad, it is a floral scent.

Sumita eyeliner in Saletii- I have tons of eyeliner but I actually don't have a Charcoal Gray one so I am happy to get this! I can already tell I like it, it didn't smudge after rubbing it quite a bit so that always makes me happy! 

I'm actually really happy with my box this month! There are only two things I wasn't happy about which is that the detangler leaked all over so that sucked and I am actually missing the Amika Nourishing Mask! I wrote to Birchbox about both items so hopefully they get back to me soon! Actually, I think this might be the best box I have ever received from Birchbox!!!! 

Don't forget to check out my giveaway as well, click HERE.


Hello everyone!!
I finally got my May Ipsy bag! I feel like I am one of the last people to get it but I am so excited to finally get it in my hands and to see what variation of products I got! If you don't know what Ipsy is, it is a monthly beauty subscription that costs only $10 per month. Every month you get a bag with beauty goodies in it, 4-5 items usually. Ipsy has to be one of my favorite beauty subs because you really get your money's worth! Want to join Ipsy? Click HERE.

Here is what came in my May bag!

Pacifica Coconut Crushed Pearl Luminizing Body Butter: I actually already have one of these so I am going to put it in my giveaway bag! (Click HERE to see the giveaway and join in!) 

Pacifica Island Vanilla Perfume Roll-On: I am so excited about this item, I really wanted it and was crossing my fingers hoping I would get it and I did!! Woohoo Thank you Ipsy!!!

Zoya Professional Lacquer in Blu: Believe it or not this is actually my first Zoya polish ever lol! I tried this out and I liked that it dried within seconds of applying it! 

Yaby Concealer in Pecan: I am putting this in the giveaway as well because I am so pale, like I look like snow white! I'm hoping that it will benefit someone else!

Juice Beauty Lipgloss in Pink: Yes! I am so excited that I got a gloss and not a lipstick, I am more of a gloss person than a lipstick person so I am super stoked about this!

And Last but not least......

I got an extra item this month for contributing to Ipsy's site, even though I don't so I'm pretty sure they just put it in random bags lol

Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Moonspoon! These eyeshadows retail for $20 each so that is crazy that they put these in bags as extras! This alone pays for 2 bags! This will actually also be going to my giveaway because I do not wear silver eyeshadow often! So take a chance and try and win it! Again the link for the giveaway is HERE.

All together I give Ipsy an A+ for this months bag! All items are full sized!! My bag's retail value came out to $66.85!! That is absolutely amazing! 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Hello everyone!!! 

I got my May Conscious boxes in today! I actually have two accounts so that I will get a regular or Classic box and a Gluten Free box. Conscious box is a monthly subscription that gives you natural products ranging from beauty to food and even to items for animals. This is a more expensive box, $19.95 I think, but it comes jam packed with items! Want to try Conscious Box for yourself? You can click HERE to sign up, also I think the code FBGIFT still works and you will only have to pay $7.95! 

Here is my May Gluten-Free box!

Orgain Healthy Kids Organic Nutritional Shake
Force Dehydrated whole foods for adult dogs
A.Vogel Herbamare Organic Seasoning in Original
Bija Lemon Ginger Echinacea Tea
Ultima Replenisher drink mix in Lemonade
Pollen Ranch Seasoning 
Jenis's Jammers Almond Wholesome Energy Bar
Suki Body Butter Cream Salve
ECOVER Automatic Dishwasher Tablets (2 tablets)
Relax-All Dietary Supplement- supports relaxation and Calmness to muscles, Aids in a better nights sleep (2 capsules)
Dapple Baby bottle & dish liquid
Veria ID Shampoo + Conditioner packets
Logona Baby Shampoo
Logona Baby Lotion
Waxelene The Petroleum Jelly Alternative. For dry skin, chapped lips, anti-chafe, make-up, diapers, after-shave.
Earthpaste Cinnamon tooth-paste

And in my Classic Box...

Full size Earthpaste Toothpaste in Wintergreen 
ECOVER Dishwasher Tablets (2)
Relax-All Dietary Supplement- supports relaxation and Calmness to muscles, Aids in a better nights sleep (2 capsules)
Healthy Hoo Hoo (omg sorry I have to laugh at that name lol) Gentle Feminine Cleanser 'For Down There'
Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Natural Sunscreen in SPF 30
EarthPaste Toothpaste sample in Lemon
Dream Water Sleep and Relaxation Shot in Snoozeberry; I am really excited to try this!!
Orgain Healthy Kids Organic Nutritional Shake
A.Vogel Herbamare Organic Seasoning in Original
Ultima Replenisher drink mix in Lemonade
Somersaults Cinnamon Crunch; crunchy nuggets baked with sunflower seeds & toasted grains
Bija Lemon Ginger Echinacea Tea

Overall I would give both boxes a C. I think that the idea of an all natural box is awesome but I think that there are too many foil packet samples for $20. Plus I do not really like when boxes include dog and baby items because not everyone has children and or pets. 

Don't forget to check out my GIVEAWAY on my May Little Black Bag Post HERE.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Hello everyone!! 
Today I have a Little Black Bag for May and a giveaway for you =] I am going to try and only do one of these a month. I know in a previous post I said that I was not happy with LBB and their changes but they made some changes to their changes and I am happier with them now. 

First lets get to what I have in my bag! I opened up with an $18 item and paid around $25 for everything in the bag including shipping!

Here is what I got!

NCLA Nail Wraps in Jungle Fever x2 $16 per pack
Pixi Nail Polish in Metallic Mermaid x2 $8 per polish
Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in Deep Plum $15
Pixi Fairy Light Solo Eyeshadow in Alluring Apricot $15
Redken Outshine 01 Anti Frizz Milk $5
Dye Ties Hair Ties $10
Mystique Two Row Triangle Necklace $20
1928 Flower Drop Earrings $18
Lydell NYC Multi-Stone Hoop Earrings $16
Mystique Bird, Heart & Flower Earrings Set $15
All The Rage Triangle Necklace $16

Total Value of my bag $178!!! SCORE! I absolutely loved my bag this month!!


First I will show you the items that you will be getting from the LBB haul!

NCLA Nail Wraps 
Pixi Polish
Pixi Eyeshadow
Lydell NYC Earrings
Redken Outshine 01 Anti Frizz Milk
Dye Ties

You will also be getting.....

Various Samples from
LA FRESH Instant Body Smoother Wipe
Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer sample Card
Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels 
Be Fine Packet sampler
Yes To Carrots Body Butter
Make Up Forever High Definition Primer
Two Cosmetics Eyeshadow duo in Heartache


Deux Lux Heart Sparkle Baby Pouch + Dust bag in the color Champagne

This beautiful necklace is from WILDFOX COUTURE
I am so in love with this necklace that I bought myself one as well lol. This brand has been on Little Black Bag in the past, I don't know if this necklace has been on the site previously but I fell in love with it when I saw it and thought that you might like it too =]

I'm also adding a couple products from my May Ipsy Bag!! Pacifica Luminizing Body Butter, Yaby concealer in Pecan & URBAN DECAY Moondust Eyeshadow in Moonspoon!!


The rules are really simple, all you have to do is FOLLOW my blog! If you are already following my blog than you are already entered into the giveaway! 
Want to have an extra chance at winning? For an extra chance comment below on what item you are most excited to possibly win!

Please do not enter this giveaway if you are just going to unfollow me once it is over. If you do then I will keep your name written down so that you cannot participate in future giveaways that I already plan on having! Thank you, I appreciate it =]

This giveaway is international =]

I will randomly select a winner on May 25th and announce it on my blog as well as on my twitter account HERE, and on my Instagram HERE.

Thursday, May 9, 2013


I was browsing the Internet a few days ago and came across a blog that had swatches of some polishes by KBSHIMMER and I thought that they were absolutely adorable so  I decided to buy a polish and try it out! The polish I decided on was 'Let's Get Star-ted' which is a creamy white with purple and blue glitter as well as some stars! I only bought one polish because when I am trying out a new company online I don't like to go crazy and buy a bunch because I do not know if I will like their brand. The polish cost's $8.75 + $2.41 Shipping & handling making the total $11.16. 

Now for the polish!

(Sorry I didn't do a clean up of my nails before taking pictures lol)

I absolutely love the look of this nail polish, it is so adorable! I'd only had it on for a few hours and had received a ton of compliments on it, even from my dad and you know how oblivious men can be to 'women' things like nail polish! ;)

I achieved the perfect nail color after 3 coats. Although, even with the three coats I wanted more stars so I dug the brush around the bottle a bit to get some extra ones.

I also have to say that I really like the label on the bottle, it's etched glass with a nice cursive script, it also has a couple of flowers etched into it!

The only thing I disliked about this polish was that it did take awhile to dry, which can be annoying when you have stuff to do and end up hitting your nails on something and then having to re-paint a nail.  

Want your own bottle of KBSHIMMER nail polish, CLICK HERE.

All together I give this nail polish a B-

Loves: colors, stars, packaging, nice brush, fast shipping

Dislikes: slow drying, a little expensive

Also check out my GIVEAWAY on my May Little Black Bag post HERE!

Sunday, May 5, 2013



Hello everyone! If you did not know, I am a member of Influenster which is an amazing site for bloggers/vloggers to be able to get free products to try out and review for their audiences! I was lucky enough to get in the Ivory box, this box came with a 24 FL OZ bottle of Ivory 2-in-1 Hair and Body Wash. 
This body wash acts as almost everything a person needs when it comes to showering; shampoo, conditioner and body wash! I was not sure about this product because I like having my certain brands of shampoo and conditioner that are separate and not together acting as one. Since I was very timid at trying this I decided that I would first have my step-dad try it out and tell me what he thought. His opinion was this it worked well for him because it made showering twice as fast since he only needed to use one product. One of his favorite things about the product is that it does not have a girly or boyish scent, it really is a perfect unisex scent, earthy, like being out in the wilderness after it rains. Once he tried it I decided to give it a chance and to my surprise it worked rather well. My hair felt nice and clean, a little fluffier than normal, which is not a bad thing once I put de-frizzing product in my hair. It was a little weird because the formula is thick and I have never used a thicker body wash before, but my body felt clean so that was all that was important to me! Overall would I buy this again? Yes, I think it is good for those mornings you are running late and need to take a quick shower, and it is perfect for my husband who hates having to buy shampoo, conditioner and body wash separately.  I give this product a C+?B-

*DISCLAIMER* I did receive this product from Influenster for free to review and give my honest and unbiased opinion. 

Thursday, May 2, 2013



I finally got my Goodies box in the mail, that is now two months in a row that I have gotten my box late, but I still can't help but love this company! There is one plus of the boxes being late which is Goodies gives you and extra 150 points when your box shows up the next month. So since my last two boxes were late I get a free box,  it takes 300 points to get a free box! Plus with other points I have saved up I'm close to having another free box! 

There are 7 item in the box this month and as you can see I already opened up two items before taking pictures!

The first product I noticed was the Celsius Raspberry Acai Green Tea. I have not tried this yet, it is actually in my fridge getting cold for me =]

Angie's Popcorn Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn- this was so delicious! I don't usually like kettle corn because it is too candy-ish for me but this is the perfect blend! 

Green Giant Multi grain Sweet Potato Chips in Sea Salt- these taste just like the original Sun Chips, it does not taste anything like sweet potato.

Olomomo Nuts in Chai Bliss Almonds- I was weary about these at first after reading that they were chai flavored, but surprisingly they were good!

True Bar in Apricot Almond- I haven't tried this yet, it is currently in my purse ready for if I am out and my son needs a quick snack!

Zone Bar in Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough- Eating this is literally like eating raw cookie dough, so if you like cookie dough this is the bar for you!

Last but not least a $50 wine gift card- I received two of these this month, one from Goodies and one from Cravebox. I covered the password on this one because my mom wants it but in my Cravebox post (HERE) there is the information available if you would like it if it hasn't already been taken =]



I have absolutely been loving Grazebox! It is a healthier alternative for snacking and in my opinion a great price!! I have mine set to come every other week but I am really tempted to change it to every week. The first box is free and if you give someone your referral code (believe me someone will want it!) you can get $1 off your second box and your 5th box is free as well! At $5 per box it is well worth it! I wish that I had a code to give you guys but my referral has already been used. I think that is the only downside of Graze, you have to have an invite/referral code to join and each member can only give their code to one person. 

The contents of this box are:

Apple Cinnamon Flapjacks- I haven't tried this yet.

Toffee Apple- This was so good! I wish that I could order full size of these!

Pomodoro Rustichella- Cheese croutons, tomato baguettes & tomato and herb almonds. I loved this, so delicious!!

Pear Tatin- pear, raspberry cranberries, yogurt coated seeds & almonds. I haven't tried this yet. 



Hello everyone!! I am so excited, I got my very first Cravebox! I like this company because you can decide by the title and clues what kind of box it is and whether or not you want to purchase it! As soon as I saw the Girls Night In I knew that I wanted it! This box cost $14 and I have to say that I am amazed at the quality of the products!

 The first item I saw in the box was this bottle of fruit2o in Strawberry. I have actually purchased this brand of flavored water multiple times in the past and will continue to purchase it as an alternative to drinking soda. 
Retail for individual is around $1.

Hills Bro's Cappuccino mix in French Vanilla! 
This is another product that I regularly purchase and love! I actually have not ever bought this flavor, I usually get the Double Mocha, but this is sooo good!! (Go Hawks!!)
Retail price $3.24.

Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm in Fresh Plum.
I like that this is very tinted as you can tell and it it very smooth, I can feel it hydrating my lips! 
Retail price $8.99

Zaca Recovery Patch 2 pack
I think these are pretty cool, I don't go out drinking too often but these will be nice for the morning after drunk bowling lol 
Retail price for 2 is about $7.93

I made my mom model  the scarf for you =] 
This scarf is a breast cancer awareness item, it is really beautiful and thin so it is perfect for Spring!

Tree Hut Renewing Hand Cream in Moroccan Rose 3 OZ.
This literally smells AMAZING!! I wish that you could scratch and sniff the computer to smell this! I keep opening it up to smell it and randomly smelling my hands, I'm sure people that are around me think that I am crazy lol!

Two nail polishes from The Mindy Project and New Girl and a nail file board! It is only one file with pictures on the front and back. The Mindy Project is a really pretty sparkly purple and the New Girl is a very creamy light pink! I love that these shows are promoting themselves in a different way by using nail polish and nail files! That is way better than commercials and advertisements in magazines! 

Last but not least a $50 Wine 'Gift Card'.
I actually got one of these in my Goodies box this month too so I made the code visible so that if anyone wants to take it they can have it!

Overall this box was absolutely amazing! I thought it was well worth the $14 price and can't wait to get another Cravebox in the future!